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Interior Design Fact Sheet


As a graduate of an Interior Design program, your next goal will be to pass the examination given by the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and become a Louisiana Registered Interior Designer with the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers.

With the passage of the Practice Act for Interior Designers in 1999, State Registration is mandatory for you to practice Interior Design. The practice of Interior Design involves the following: life safety, the Americans with Disabilities Act, fire or building codes and any other regulatory code or ordinance. Almost all work done in a commercial or industrial setting will require the holding of an active Registered Interior Designer license. Until this registration is granted you must work under the direct supervision of a Louisiana Registered Interior Designer or Louisiana licensed Architect on all projects involving the health, safety and welfare of the public.

In the meantime, The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers encourages you to register as a Louisiana Intern Interior Designer while you are working towards becoming an NCIDQ certificate holder and active Louisiana Registered Interior Designer. apply for Louisiana Intern Interior Design status. 

Mentors are a valuable part of professional growth. We provide a list of Louisiana Registered Interior Designers who have agreed to be mentors to recent graduates working to finish their exam process Click here to locate a mentor.

List of current Louisiana Intern Interior Designers who have indicated they would like to be contacted by potential employers.




Louisiana State Board of Interior Designers

11736 Newcastle Avenue, Bldg. 2, Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Phone 225-295-8425 | Fax 225-304-6655